Tylko launches customisable Yves Behar-designed Hub table

Tylko launches customisable Yves Behar-designed Hub table

London Design Festival 2015: Warsaw-based furniture startup Tylko has unveiled a table by designer Yves Behar that can be personalised using an app (+ slideshow).

Hub table by Yves Behar for Tylko

The Hub table is just one of three additions to the fledgling furniture brand's collection, all of which can be customised either online or with an app.

Hub table by Yves Behar for Tylko

Users can make decisions about finishes and furniture configuration, as well as specific choices about the width, height and depth of pieces. The app's augmented reality function can then be used to create a virtual view of the furniture in a real environment.

Hub table by Yves Behar for Tylko

Behar's Hub table is fashioned from a high-density fibreboard, available with a matte or oak veneer. A "curated choice of leg angles" is on offer, as well as three shape algorithms – sphere, cone or rectangular – that can be applied to the supports.

"I've always thought that the perfect furniture design is adaptable to individual needs while following a specific design intent," said Behar, who serves as advisor and investor for the brand.

Hub table by Yves Behar for Tylko

"The Tylko technology and user experience means one can create bespoke furniture pieces with individual preferences, while still getting a designer's vision and direction," he added.

Hub table by Yves Behar for Tylko

Also launching is Polish designer Krystian Kowalski's Totem Mill – a colourful beech salt and pepper mill that can be personalised using various modular shapes. The Ivy shelf – created by Tylko's own design team – allows customers to create specific shelving configurations and shapes, depending on their requirements.

Hub table by Yves Behar for Tylko

"As designers we're really aware of the quality of our personal space. When furnishing our own homes, we spend so much time looking for well-designed timeless pieces that we cannot necessarily afford," said co-founder Mikolaj Molenda in a statement.

"We discovered that there's no current option for these within the mid-market in the furniture industry, and Tylko is the answer to that," he added.

Hub table by Yves Behar for Tylko

Although all designs are open to customisation, Tylko has ensured parameters and algorithms are in place that ensure visual harmony for each piece of furniture.

Hub table by Yves Behar for Tylko

"Tylko is building the future of furniture design. It's the first technology and easy consumer experience that enables deep customisation, distributed local manufacturing and a fun mobile app," said Behar, who also runs San Francisco studio Fuseproject.

Hub table by Yves Behar for Tylko

"Now anyone can build, detail, shape and colour the ideal furniture piece for their home, this is a new way to design."

Tylko isn't the only brand offering consumers the option of customising furniture. Design brand TOG also allows pieces to be customised via an app, and has been hailed by Philippe Starck as an opportunity to do away with trends.

Hub table by Yves Behar for Tylko

Earlier this year design brand Hem launched its own online furniture customisation service. "The internet is starting to fulfil the promise of mass customisation and mass personalisation," Hem CEO Jason Goldberg told Dezeen.

All three Tylko pieces will be on display at designjunction, which takes place from 24 to 27 September as part of London Design Festival 2015.

Other recent Yves Behar projects include a matt black set top box for French TV network Canal+, a thermostat for British Gas, and a curved TV for Samsung.